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Robert Brenton
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Birth: 1758
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1833
Nicholas County
Kentucky, USA

Robert Brenton was born in 1758, in Pennsylvania.

He joined the Continental Army in 1778 as a substitute for Henry Brenton. Henry had been drafted in Monongahela County, Pennsylvania.

Robert served in Captain Swearingen's Company under Colonel William Crawford and Colonel Brodhead. He went on General McIntosh's expedition to Ohio fighting the indians and served 4 months. He served 1 month under Captain Peter Sturgus in 1779. Then in 1781, he served another month under Captain John Dougherty. And lastly in 1782, he served one month under Captain Sam Kirkham.

He was listed in the Washington Township, Clark County, Indiana Census of 1820 and in the 1830 Census of Clark County, Indiana in the area Northeast of the State Road. In 1820, he has in his household: 3 free white males under ten years, 4 free white males between ten and sixteen, one free white male between sixteen and eighteen, one free white male between sixteen and under twenty-six, two free white males forty-five and upwards, one free white female under ten years, one free white female between ten and sixteen, one free white female between twenty-six and forty-five, and one free white female forty-five and upwards. In 1830 he has one male between five and ten, one male between ten and fifteen, two males between fifteen and twenty, one male between twenty and thirty, one male between seventy and eighty and one male between eighty and ninety, one female between five and ten, one female between ten and fifteen, one female between forty and fifty, and one female between eighty and ninety.

He died after March 4, 1833 and was buried in "Old Antioch Graveyard".

He was a Revolutionary War Veteran, and is listed with the Ann Rogers Clark Chapter Daughters of the Revolution.

(Thanks to Mabel Elaine McKillip for this information)


Robert Brenton: His death date is 4 March 1833 in Clark County, Indiana. His birth place was Hampshire County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Steele in 1783 and they had 9 children: Henry, Lydia, Nancy, James, William, Ursula, John Fletcher, Mary and Robert Maurice.

(Thanks to Cathy Kessinger for this data. Robert Benton was her "4th great-grandfather)


Robert BRENTON, aged seventy-four years, John BRENTON, aged seventy years, and William BRENTON, age seventy-two years, were allowed pension on their applications executed 23 October 1832, at which time they were residents of Clark County, Indiana. William BRENTON and Modecai COLE (clergyman), residents of Clark County, testified in their behalf. - Pension File #S.16059, S.16061 and S.16062.

While residing in Monongahela Co., Penna., Robert BRENTON (as a substitute for Henry BRENTON) and John BRENTON entered the service in 1778; served in Captain Andrew SWEARINGEN's Company under Colonels William CRAWFORD and BRODHEAD; marched to Pittsburgh; went on General McINTOSH's expedition to what was later the state of Ohio; assisted in building a fort at Tuscarawas; after which they marched to Fort McINTOSH, on the Ohio River, and were discharged, having served four months. - Pension Files #S.16059 & S.16062.

Robert BRENTON, John BRENTON, William BRENTON, Adam BRENTON, and James BRENTON enlisted again in 1782, at Bryant's Station; served in Captain Samuel KIRKHAM's Company, Colonel Benjamin LOGAN's Regiment and went on an expedition to the Shawnee towns in Ohio under General George Rogers CLARK where they were in a skirmish with the Indians. "The tour commenced in October and they returned in November; they started from Harrodsburg and marched to Cincinnati; thence up the Miami above said river; destroyed five Indian towns and returned;" The same year they "started from Harrodsburg and went to Bryants station; thence to the Blue Licks and went to the Blue Licks and buried the dead slain in the battle of the Blue Licks; then returned." - Pension Files #S.16059, S.16061, S.16062, R.1178, and W.2518. See also: George M. Waller's "George Rogers Clark and the American Revolution in the West," INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY (March 1976), v.72, pp.1-20.

Robert BRINTON, Henry BRINTON, and John BRINTON were witnesses to a deed, in Sept. 1805, at Gallatin Co., Kentucky, from Benjamin ROBERTS to Charles DORSEY, Jr. Deed Book A-1, p.419.

Son of Henry and Mary BRENTON and a brother to my ancestor, James BRENTON (1741-1782), Henry BRENTON (1751), William BRENTON (1760) and Adam BRENTON (1763).

(The above section of data was requested to be added to the memorial by Contributor, William DeCoursey #46613311 on January 30, 2015)

Family links: 
  Henry Brenton (1715 - 1777)
  Robert Brenton (1809 - 1852)*
  James Brenton (1741 - 1782)*
  Henry Brenton (1751 - 1824)*
  Robert Brenton (1758 - 1833)
  William Brenton (1760 - 1838)*
  Adam Brenton (1763 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Clark County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
Record added: May 11, 2007
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4th Great Grandfather.
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